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Welcome to the Bioengineering Department at UMass Dartmouth!

Our undergraduate program provides students with rigorous, multi-disciplinary training that enables graduates to be professionals in the bioengineering and biomedical areas.  This is accomplished by developing and offering curricula that integrate engineering sciences, life sciences, bioresearch, and material design in collaboration with local biomedical device and biotechnology companies.

Bioengineering is among the most popular and fastest-growing engineering disciplines at top research universities nationwide.  But more importantly to you is the fact that the workforce needs are significant and growing.  For example, the U.S. Department of Labor forecasts Biomedical Engineering growth of 72% from 2008-2018.  This is much faster than the average for all occupations.  The aging of the population and a growing focus on health issues will drive demand for better medical devices, and equipment designed by biomedical engineers, as well as new products from pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Preparation for employment is needed in a variety of fields including bioengineering, biomanufacturing, health care, public health and many others.  Students  who will be attracted to our Bioengineering program will include those interested in premedical specialization, in healthcare with a technical capacity, and in engineering and applied science as well as those who are looking for the interdisciplinary area with engineering, chemistry and biology.  The undergraduate program includes a research experience that will prepare students to enter UMass intercampus Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (BMEBT) PhD program.

Please contact me or any member of the Bioengineering faculty at any time.

Prof. Kenneth D. Langley


Department of Bioengineering

Telephone: 509 999 8199

Email: klangley@umassd.edu